Author Archives: Maren

Prayer for Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo

O God, be gracious for your children bleed. Heal them for their heads ache, they lie in fever, they shake with terror. How long, O God, and how many will die? For we have the vaccine, and the treatment can … Continue reading

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Praying in the storms

God, this weekend the storms follow tornado alley, my old home, with winds and sudden twisters, with hail that dents a trailer, makes a hole in a thin asphalt roof. I pray for the unsuspecting from Texas to southern Minnesota, … Continue reading

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THE OBLIGATION OF WALKING ON WATER, Guest Post by Pablo Alaguibe of Argentina

(with many thanks for the translation by Katie Fiegenbaum, and with most thanks to the amazing ongoing work of Red Crearte — the gracious source and gatherer and open table of liturgy from South America.) Yes. It can be that … Continue reading

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Ark-jacking, our new mortal sin

God looked out over the climate and called for humans to build a great ark so that the creatures, all creatures, would be saved from the danger to come. In our day we invent grandiose arks in hope to preserve … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day, 2019 remembering 1985

My children and their friends chased, wild with sunshine, thorough grass, up trees, over sidewalks, springtime barefoot, their first day for naked knees, the year’s worst scrapes and bruises, and the most kisses. There were violets, scattered smudges of purple … Continue reading

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Guest post — Offertory prayer for Spring, Reading to tell Vashti’s story

Kia Ora, Rosalie Sugrue from Aotearoa, New Zealand often shares her writings for congregations.The fact that she is thinking about northern hemisphere readers as autumn deepens in the south is great appreciated.This is a seasonally base offertory prayer.   Offertory … Continue reading

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Prayer for STEM School Highlands Ranch, Colorado

God, we pray for those who are grieving today for the loss of life of Kendrick Castillo who should be graduating from school. Grant them some comfort and the support of others but may they never understand, never forget the … Continue reading

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